This is one of my favorite weeks of the year because we always have a costume parade for the kids! They come in the cutest outfits and their little faces just light up looking at what everyone is wearing! As a bonus, we have trick or treat stations (staffed by employees in costumes) where they can stop for a treat. The patrons love seeing the kids walking around chanting “HAPPY HALLOWEEN!”
This year I was a puppy!
- Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington (Very simple explanation of how a pumpkin comes from a seed.)
- The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown (This is a fun read that also shows how a pumpkin changes and grows.)
- The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler (This is a redemptive story that demonstrates how you can see the potential in others—even if they are atypical!)
Pumpkin Exploration: We gutted a real pumpkin! I cut it open, but they pulled out the pulp while checking out the seeds, feeling the slimy and sticky innards, and seeing how a real pumpkin smells. *Almost* everyone put their hand inside. You always have a few kids who don’t care for getting messy. I carved in a face and we put it outside for display!
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